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Orlando delivers again with clutch home run

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KANSAS CITY -- Paulo Orlando is sure using his big league opportunities well.

After hitting a walk-off grand slam in the second game of last Tuesday's doubleheader with the Rays, Orlando once again came through with a clutch homer in the eighth inning of the Royals' 11-10 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

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KANSAS CITY -- Paulo Orlando is sure using his big league opportunities well.

After hitting a walk-off grand slam in the second game of last Tuesday's doubleheader with the Rays, Orlando once again came through with a clutch homer in the eighth inning of the Royals' 11-10 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

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"He threw me two cutters there, and I waited for the fastball again," said Orlando, who also had an RBI single in the Royals' six-run first inning.

Video: TOR@KC: Orlando notches RBI infield single

Prior to being called back up from Triple-A Omaha last Monday, Orlando was batting .241 (27-for-112) in his previous 32 games with the Royals this season.

Though he did not play in every game, Orlando finished the 11-game homestand 4-for-13 with two home runs and seven RBIs. He is also tied for fifth in the American League with five triples.

Video: TOR@KC: Orlando discusses game-winning homer

As for what changed in Orlando's approach at the plate?

"Selecting good pitches," Orlando said, "because after that, I was swinging at a lot of pitches, so I just tried to look at good pitches and got a really good swing there."

Jordan Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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